SC school district votes to cut 100 positions

PICKENS COUNTY, SC - EASLEY, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina school board has voted to eliminate more than 100 positions because of funding problems.

The Pickens County school board voted Monday to cut 105 positions for the coming school year. Officials say the cuts would save more than $2 million.

Superintendent Henry Hunt says the plan is not final. Hunt says state funding might require further reductions, or could ease the cuts.

District officials said they had to act now because they have a deadline to offer contracts for the coming year.

Officials did not offer a full breakdown on the positions to be cut. But they include teachers, teacher aids, clerical positions and media clerks.

Two trustees voted against the cuts, one saying salaries of top employees should be cut first.

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